LOOK: Michelle Wie has some dope new shoes for Solheim Cup

The Solheim Cup is one of the best events in golf, and one of the game’s most expressive players is ready. Michelle Wie will be rocking some cool, crystallized style shoes for the team event.

These shiny kicks from Nike are one of the coolest you’ll see, and helps continue a tradition that makes the Solheim and Ryder Cups great; the fashion. Lexi Thompson will also be wearing the flame throwing shoes on the course as well.



Two major champs, rocking champion worthy shoes? Makes sense to me.

No doubt that they’ll be turning some heads at Des Moines Golf & Country Club. Golf has gotten more and more attention for its fashion choices. And the beautiful thing is that, you have more freedom in your apparel choices in golf (players should be allowed to wear shorts though).

We saw Justin Thomas wear a cardigan at The Open, as well as Jason Day and Keegan Bradley rocking Air Jordans on the course.

Golf is a sport where you can let your swagger game fly. Wie and Thompson just reminded us all that once again.

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This is one of the greatest golf trick shots of all-time

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Trick shots have become quite a craze in the world of golf, and they keep getting wilder and wilder. This one by Joshua Kelley, a professional trick shot artist, is one of the best you’ll ever see.

 

He hits the ball where it floats over his head in the opposite direction. From there, the ball lands on what appears to a mini golf green, and finally, it rolls into the cup.

 

You simply can’t make this stuff up. What some of these dudes and chicks are doing with golf clubs is insanity, and they keep getting better at it.



 

Yes, you can do trick shots in every sport. However, the versatility in golf can let your trick shot creativity soar.

 

You have numerous clubs you can work with, and many locations where you can make things happen. It just continues to show you how beautiful the sport is when you can do cool stuff like this. Well played.

 

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WATCH: Rod Pampling hits most hilarious shot in major golf history

At the PGA Championship, Rod Pampling may have hit the worst tee shot in major history. However, he did it on purpose simply to beat the horn as it rained at Quail Hollow to delay the tournament.



Knowing he wasn’t going to hang around for the weekend, Pampling hilariously rushed his tee shot, as he knew it would be his last taste of major championship golf until next year. Considering how fast he went, I’m impressed he was able to get the ball airborne.

He may not have made the cut, but Pampling gave us the funniest moment of the tournament. When it comes to silly, the majors always deliver.

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PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka makes marshal bleed with errant tee shot

Geez, who said golf isn’t dangerous? Well, it’s not.

But there are moments where a golf ball flying towards your head can be one of the scariest moments of your life. Brooks Koepka is one of the most powerful players in golf, and it showed, as he bloodied a marshal with an errant tee shot at the PGA Championship.

To everyone’s relief, the man was OK and was in good spirits overall. Koepka, being the good dude that he is, signed a glove for the man.



He even exchanged contact information with as well. Koepka wanted to check up on him later after the round was over.

So, a dangerous moment in golf ended happily. Let’s hope the only dangerous thing that occurs this weekend is golf balls falling into the watery grave of Quail Hollow’s “Green Mile”. Well, obviously, that would suck for the players, but it could be worse, I mean, I could be out there teeing it up.

If that were the case, I’d be the first person ever to dye the Green Mile’s water white with golf balls. It’s an award I wouldn’t take lightly you know.

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WATCH: Rory McIlroy makes mockery of Quail Hollow driving range

Quail Hollow is one of the most dangerous courses in golf and will make for an exciting PGA Championship host. However, it’s not as vicious on the driving range, as two-time PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy hit some ridiculous drives on it.

In the Golf Channel video, you see McIlroy clearing the entire range….with a 3-wood. The combination of McIlroy’s strength and the technology of his Taylormade 3-wood make for a deadly team of brute force.



However, the Quail Hollow range is 10 yards downhill, which will give any ball extra elevation. Regardless, driving over the entire range is absolute insanity and the work of a mad man with a golf club.

Rory has had a ton of success at Quail Hollow. Guess you can add domination of its driving range to his list.

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WATCH: You won’t believe this massive drive from Dustin Johnson

Driving the ball far is the one thing we all want to do as golfers and golf fans. Dustin Johnson is one of the longest hitters of our time, and he proved it yet again with a massive, 400+ yard bomb at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone CC.

When they say “drive for show, putt for dough”, the show part of the quote was on full display after the 2016 U.S. Open champ’s drive. He hits it like it’s nothing, as the ball hits nothing but fairway on the legendary course.



There are certain players in Long Drive who hit that far but put a little more speed and power in their swings. Johnson’s swing is fast, but he isn’t swinging out of his shoes.

Some might say it’s the equipment, but a good driver is really going to give you no more than 10 extra yards off the tee, not 100. It was a beautiful drive that almost broke Twitter.

It’s just another example of how we become enamored with powerful drives off the tee. We simply enjoy things that go “hard”, and Johnson certainly did that with that tee ball.

You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! The PGA Championship is almost here, so get ready for a date with Quail Hollow (minus the food, candles and fine wine)!

 

 

 


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WATCH: Is this one of the greatest flop shots of all-time?

We’ve seen some backward type shots over the years, with Phil Mickelson being the master of it. However, thanks to the amazing ability of sharing on social media, a clip of one of the best flop shots ever was posted.

With so many insane trick shots that have been posted over the years, this shot may not seem like that big of a deal. However, although flop shots are among the prettiest in golf, they can be tough to master.

Homeboy hit his shot backward, and, the most amazing thing is how the ball reacted. The ball falls, lands back in the greenside rough, and then rolls all the way out onto the green, eventually dropping into the hole.

Now, some will say it’s fake. And, in a world where it’s easy to make fake things seems real, thanks to technology, it’s certainly reasonable to think that.

However, this shot is not impossible, making it easy to believe it was a true shot. Also, something tells me that this took some practice, so it’s not like it was on the first try.

This was an example of short game wizardry, worthy of a scholarship to Hogwarts. This is also a simple reminder of the unbelievable things you can do with a golf club.

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WATCH: Maurice Allen did one of the coolest celebrations in golf history

If you don’t know who Maurice Allen is, then you’re missing out. He’s one of the best long drivers in the world, in particular, dominating on the European Tour, and enjoying some recent success in the U.S.

Allen won the Mile High Shootout, defeating then world no.1 Ryan Reisbeck, but before that, during an interview on NBC/Golf Channel, he did one of the best celebrations ever. He replicated what Ric Flair used to do during his wrestling days, and as we know, Flair was one of wrestling’s most hyped characters.

Probably the funniest thing of all is, the man himself, Ric Flair replied to NBC/Golf Channel’s tweet with is famous “WOOO!”.

We’ve seen some exciting characters in golf over the years, and immedietely, one name that comes to mind is Seve Ballesteros, who arguably was the most expressive golfer in history. Maurice Allen just took over that title as golf’s most expressive character.

Although it’s not traditional golf, it’s still a great golf related event. You still use golf balls and clubs, you’re just not aiming for a hole.

Other than his animated nature, Allen is just a joy to watch, with an explosive swing. You and I would likely swing out of our shoes, trying to replicate his swing.

The Florida A&M alum looks to continue his success as we get closer to the Volvik World Long Drive Championship. Well played Maurice, keep doing you.

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WATCH: Excited golf fan falls on his face trying to shake Jordan Spieth’s hand

The Open Championship, for the second straight year, gave us a tournament for the ages, with Jordan Spieth holding off the always dangerous Matt Kuchar for his third major title. After Spieth’s victory lap around Royal Birkdale, an eager fan was trying to give Spieth a five or handshake but failed in the attempt.

The man tripped, knocked the fence down, and face planted onto all of that history sitting in the Birkdale grass. The man is OK, so it’s all good in the hood.

Certainly, though, it must have been embarrassing. But hey, he got a little fame out of it, as the tweet by Alex Meyers of Golf Digest almost broke Twitter.

Let this be a lesson though. Sports is supposed to be exciting, but let’s learn to keep that excitement tamed. Otherwise, you could hurt yourself, others…..fences, the ground, etc.

And please don’t trip and fall on purpose. You will not go viral.

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Lexi Thompson pokes fun at LPGA Tour’s dress code with savage photo

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If you haven’t heard about the LPGA Tour’s random new dress code rules, it’s basically telling its players to replace skirts with pants and tank tops with more skin covering shirts. Major champion, Lexi Thomspon had a little fun with this new policy, by sharing a picture from last year, of her wearing old fashioned golf attire.

 

In the photo, she is completely covered, so this throws a little shade at the LPGA Tour. Keep in mind, it’s just a little joke, as Thompson is widely respected as a class act.



 

The picture taken was in celebration of golf’s return to the Olympics. The idea was to dress players in golf clothes from back in 1904, since that was previously the last time golf was seen in the games.

 

What’s head scratching about the dress code is that there was never a player who showed too much skin. What some of the ladies wear looks comfortable and probably helps them play their best golf.

 

What’s funny is that, in a time where PGA Tour pros are praying to be able to wear shorts, the LPGA Tour is going in a slightly opposite direction. PGA Tour players want what LPGA Tour pros had; a little more comfort in on-course dress.

 

I absolutely love the LPGA and what they do for golf, as well as the excitement of each tournament. However, I kindly disagree with this code, as do many others.

 

But, it shouldn’t stop us from enjoying one of the best professional tours in all of golf. Right now though, I must give a golf clap to Lexi for coming up with this innocent and savage Instagram post.

 

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